Welcome to McKinlay Shire Council
Spanner in the Works
Award winning country music artist Sara Storer to visit Julia Creek
Food Tales with MasterChef Julie Goodwin
Meet Digby the Julia Creek Dunnart
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Julia Creek Medical Centre
Please note the new opening hours of the Julia Creek Medical Centre.
Julie Goodwin to Visit Julia Creek - Food Tales
Join Australia’s first MasterChef Julie Goodwin for an author talk and creative food-writing workshop, translating your favourite recipes and food experiences into your very own food tales. Food Tales brings words and stories to the table in a series of luscious narrative feasts. Food Tales is a celebration of the many traditions, cultures, and memories contained within recipes old and new.
MasterChef Julie Goodwin
For more information, and to get a taste of Food Tales, visit our community website, read other people’s recipes and even post your own: foodtales.slq.qld.gov.au.
Drought Relief Assistance Declared for McKinlay Shire
Unfortunately the wet season has not arrived for many parts of our Shire and others in Western Queensland. As many cattle producers will be aware you are able to make drought applications as individuals through the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Drought Relief Scheme on the following link http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/4789_6612.htm. The State Government has reviewed assistance and McKinlay Shire has been declared as of 1st April 2013. Subsidies will be available to all property owners as per the guidelines and process.
Aged care lifestyle boost for Julia Creek
SHOVEL is set to hit dirt soon, with the appointment of the design and construction contractor for Julia Creek’s Seniors Community and Supported Living Project. Awarded through a competitive tender process which saw nine contracting firms vying for the role, family-owned and operated Carmichael Builders were successful in their bid.
Tenders were evaluated on a number of criteria including price and value for money, delivery program, capabilities, experience, resources and management systems and importantly sourcing of local business. The Seniors Community and Supported Living Project is set to replace existing unsuitable senior’s housing in the town.
Aimed at meeting the future needs of seniors in the community by allowing them to stay in suitable aged care specific housing instead of moving away from the region, the project will see the construction of eight independent living units and a purpose built community activities centre in Julia Creek.
Excited to see the project successfully progressing McKinlay Shire Council Mayor Belinda Murphy spoke of the importance of this step in the project.
“The announcement of the successful design and construction stage tender is an exciting step forward for a project that is both emotionally and financially important to our council and whole of community” Cr Murphy said.
Funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the new facility will be situated in the hub of the town’s health services, opposite the hospital, on land donated to McKinlay Shire Council by the Catholic Church.
Construction is expected to commence in April with a completion date of December this year.